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Entrepreneurs benefit from a variety of regularly scheduled, low or no-cost educational workshops. Piedmont SCORE has a Basic Start-up Workshop somewhere in the Upstate every month.

These workshops are offered geographically throughout the Piedmont Chapter which serves the Upstate of South Carolina. Both SCORE Mentors and representatives from the local business community, as well as our partners (eg; SBDC, technical colleges, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) conduct these workshops.

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Break-Even Analysis Template

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Annual Marketing Budget Template

Use this template to plan your business' annual marketing budget. Read more

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Small Business Financing

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Personal Financial Statement Template

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Balance Sheet Template

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How to Assess the Cost of Technology Solutions

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3-Year Cash Flow Statement

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Sales Forecast (12 months)

Forecasting sales of your product or service is the starting point for the financial projections. Read more

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Financial History & Ratios

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Fire Without Fear: What to Consider Before Choosing to Terminate

One of the most daunting responsibilities of small business owners and managers is recognizing when it’s time to fire an employee. Read more

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12 Month Cash Flow Statement

This is a spreadsheet that can yield an excellent 12 month cash flow projection, an important tool for managing your business or preparing a business plan. Read more

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